If you really try, you can imagine that there was a cellar hole here.
How often we’ve heard that what we are looking for is right in our own back yard. Bill Dunn had been looking for a cellar hole, which proved elusive, until he accidentally discovered some items that indicated that there must have been one. Let’s go back to the earliest days of Nelson (then Monadnock Number 6). Get the scoop on Bill’s lucky find . . .
While there’s no evidence (and not likely to be), it’s not unreasonable to speculate that about the time that the artifacts Bill Dunn found were being left here, the ancestors of Barry Tolman were settling into town as well. The Tolmans have been fixtures in the Nelson story since Revolutionary times. Betsy Street managed to spend some time with Barry recently, and while we all know it’s just the tip of the iceberg, she has produced a great profile that looks to both past and future.